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HP Photosmart R817

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of HP Photosmart R817. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and memory get negative opinions, while comments are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart R817 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart R817

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Photosmart R817 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

usability, performance, size, portability, price

zoom, reliability, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart R817

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of HP Photosmart R817 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The lens also gets good views, but there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and design.

usability, lens, price

design, viewfinder

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David English (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart R817 review

 

HP Photosmart R817

5X optical zoom; context-sensitive advice; Adaptive Lighting feature; manual exposure modes; postcapture red-eye removal; compatible with HP's Instant Share system.

Excessive visual noise in some photos; flimsy lens cover; long recharge time for battery; no optical viewfinder.

The compact HP Photosmart R817 combines some unusual photo-enhancement technologies with a strong feature set for both novices and experienced photographers.

Nov, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart R817

 

It's a very good compact camera for beginners, and we really like the 5X optical zoom. We just wish performance was better.

Good image quality and sharpness. Good zoom range for a compact camera.

Slow performance. Shutter lag.

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Oct, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

HP PhotoSmart R817

 

Megapixels: 5.1, Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: Secure Digital, Type: Comp...

Good image quality and sharpness. Good zoom range for a compact camera.

Slow performance. Shutter lag.

The HP Photosmart R817 is a very good compact camera for beginners, and we really like the 5X optical zoom. Performance could be better, though.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart R817 Camera

 

With its small size and stainless steel shell, HP's Photosmart R817 bears a strong family resemblance to its sibling, the Photosmart R717, a Best Buy recipient. The $349, 5.1-megapixel R817 costs more and has fewer megapixels than the $300,...

In-camera red-eye reduction 5X zoom

Below-average image quality Low battery life

The camera runs on a lithium-ion battery that lasted for only 175 shots between charges in our tests. The only way to charge it is by first attaching the camera to the docking cradle. The cradle has a USB port for printing and uploading your photos,...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP PhotoSmart R817 Digital Camera (5.2MP, 2616x1960, 5x Opt, 32MB Internal Memory, SD/MMC Slot)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

In-camera red-eye reduction ; 5X zoom

Below-average image quality ; Low battery life

Offers in-camera red-eye reduction like the similar R717, plus a more powerful zoom, but image quality was less impressive.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

HP Photosmart R817 Review

 

The HP Photosmart R817 is HP's latest digital camera and it attempts to emulate the success of the well-received R707 and R717 models. Despite the higher model number, the HP R817 actually has less megapixels (5 rather than 6) and a smaller image...

The HP Photosmart R817 seems to have everything going for it. Small, compact and very stylish body, lots of innovative features like Adaptive Lighting that really make a difference, full manual controls and a 5x optical zoom lens that sets it apart...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (machome.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP R817

 

This camera does the thinking for you

Automated on-board features that make snapshooting easy, cool design, large LCD, cradle included (but not necessary for charging), printed manual.

Average performance and image quality.

Large SD card

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : ssbihli (digitalcamerareview.com)

HP Photosmart R817 Digital Camera Review

 

The HP Photosmart R817 will satisfy families looking for an easy-to-use point and shoot digital camera.

Great ergonomics and user interface ; Easy to use ; Excellent integration of the camera with computers, printers, online services, and television with the right accessories ; 5x optical lens gets you up close

Image noise is still moderately high ; QVGA movie mode is weak

The R817 is the successor the R717. While the R817 has one fewer megapixels, the addition of the 5x optical Pentax lens and refined user interface make up for it. While the Pentax lens may take slightly sharper photos, noise continues to be an issue...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The R817 packs in some clever tech including Adaptive Lighting, in-camera red-eye reduction and panorama previews

Shots are rich and colourful with the HP PhotoSmart R817, and the adaptive lighting works like a dream

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

HP R817 Digital Camera

 

Pocket-lint is among the first in Europe to get access to the new R817 5 megapixel digital camera from HP. So does it build on the popular R707 range or should Hewlett Packard stick to the photo printers and business desktop machines? We climbed a...

panoramic mode, ideal for beginner

Styling isn't great, 32Mb of memory means you'll have to buy an SD card from the start

So should you be ditching the Canon compact and becoming a HP photographer? If you are new to digital photography it's certainly worth a look as the consumer angle is very refreshing. The camera will happily give you image advice on the shots you've...

Jul, 2005

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